6 Fantasy and Science Fiction Books, Winter 2017
Darling Dimple is thrilled to be moved from a kitchen scrubber to an upstairs dress presser for the princess. One day, she discovers a special closet of enchanted dresses. When Darling suspects a plot against the princess she uses dresses magic to help her investigate. Who is trying to free the dragons? Who wants to take over the kingdom? This lovable heroine and charming magical plot will enchant readers. Also, the reading level is on the easier side, so this book is best for around 8 – 9 year olds.
Sci-Fi Junior High by John Martin and Scott Seegert SCI-FI (ages 8 – 12)
Kelvin Klosmo is the son of genius scientist parents. He’s just moved to the Galactic Science Hub’s Sci-Fi Junior High where he’s desperately trying to keep up the pretend genius facade. Throw in some funny alien friends, a little sister obsessed with her stuffed animal, a crazy evil mastermind who accidentally mind transfers to said stuffed animal, a gigantic robot, the possibility of world destruction, and you can almost imagine the entertaining misadventures in Sci-Fi Junior High. Almost. (That’s why you’ve got to just read it!) Enter book giveaway here.
Jack and the Geniuses at the Bottom of the World by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone STEM (ages 8 – 12)
Jack and his genius siblings, Ava and Matt, are orphans who start working for a scientist / inventor named Dr. Witherspoon. The three accompany their inventor boss to the Arctic for a science competition where they discover one of the researchers has gone missing. Is it because she’s made the biggest discovery of her life and another scientist is jealous? This isn’t really a sci-fi book but IS a fun, science-filled STEM adventure great for kids who love mysteries and technology. (And did you notice it’s co-written by Bill Nye, the Science Guy?)
Frightmares 2: More Scary Stories for the Fearless Reader by Michael Dahl SCARY (ages 8 – 12)
The Mesmerist by Ronald L. Smith FANTASY (ages 8 – 12)
The Metropolitans by Carol Goodman FANTASY (ages 8 – 12)